Dr. Allen Lien
Meet this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Allen Lien! Dr. Lien currently serves as the director of Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp, a Taiwan based company that is currently researching possible COVID-19 vaccines. Over the past 15 years, he has advocated for public health and worked with the governments in order to promote better sanitary habits, having recently received his doctoral degree from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He started his mission to help people by accident, as he originally joined the program to help orphans in Burkina Faso as an alternative to the mandatory two year military conscription. However, while on that trip he realized his interest in helping those in need and initiated an online campaign for people to donate clothing to children in the country. Other than the clothing drive, he has also helped build orphanages and help combat water borne diseases in areas that lack clean water. As a public safety expert, Dr. Lien will be delivering a speech regarding the multifaceted issues that people face on a daily basis as well as share his personal experience tackling these issues.